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Dramatic multi-agency rescue of casualty from cliffs at St Govans Head

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A MULTI AGENCY operation took place on Thursday evening to rescue a person who had fallen near St Govans Head.

A lifeboat, coastguard rescue team, rescue helicopter and three ambulance vehicles were all involved in the operation – which saw the casualty airlifted from the scene and two other people who had been climbing transferred by lifeboats.

HM Coastguard St Govans posted on Facebook saying: “The team were paged by Milford Haven Coastguard to reports of a person fallen near to St.Govans Head.
“Members of the team along with HM Coastguard Tenby made their way swiftly to the scene, once on scene a plan was formulated for method of extraction. Due to the location and position, Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 187 & Tenby Lifeboats RNLI were both requested.

“A Coastguard Rescue Officer acted as a ESO (Edge Safety Officer) to direct them helicopter towards the location of Casualty, the lifeboat provided water safety cover.

“The Casualty was assessed by the helicopter crew paramedic, a helicopter landing site was set up on the cliff top as the helicopter decided to save fuel before onward transfer to Cardiff hospital for further treatment. Once ready the helicopter took off and winched the casualty up into the helicopter.

“Two other people who had been climbing were retrieved from the rocks by the inshore lifeboat and taken onto the main lifeboat for transfer round to a nearby bay to be received by coastguard rescue officers.

“A Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust Ambulance & 2 RRV (Rapid Response Vehicle) were also in attendance. We wish the casualty a speedy recovery.”

The RNLI said: “Tenby’s all-weather lifeboat was launched at around 7pm on Thursday 10th September, following a call to the Coastguard from climbers reporting one of their party had fallen several metres, suffering injuries at St Govans.

“The volunteer crew made best speed to the scene, 11 miles west of Tenby, along with Tenby and St Govans Coastguard Rescue Teams and Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 187.

“As the lifeboat arrived on scene, the helicopter paramedic was already attending to the faller, so the lifeboat crew launched the Y-boat with several crew members aboard to go into the rocks to offer assistance.

“Once the casualty had been winched into the helicopter, the Y-boat took the two remaining members of the climbing party back to the all-weather lifeboat, before dropping them at an accessible bay, where they were met by Coastguards.

“Once the casualty was on his way to hospital, the lifeboat was stood down to return to station, arriving at 9.40pm.”

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Beach clean highlights tide of plastic pollution

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Preseli MP Stephen Crabb has praised the work of local volunteers after joining them for a beach clean in St Davids.

The clean at Porthlysgi Bay beach was organised jointly between environmental charity Keep Wales Tidy and EcoDewi as part of the Wales-wide Autumn Clean Cymru campaign, with over 15 volunteers litter picking while socially distancing.

EcoDewi is a new ecology and energy group on St David’s peninsula, working to increase the community’s capacity to produce its own, locally-owned sustainable energy.

Between Saturday’s beach clean and visitors piling litter in gateway, over 30 bags were collected. Rubbish included fishing wire, a steel toe cap shoe and plastic bottles, all of which will now be disposed of responsibly. While some litter is left behind on the beach by inconsiderate users, much of the rubbish now comes from the sea, as the tide washes in what has been thrown overboard by some sailing vessels.

Speaking following the clean, Stephen Crabb said: “Pembrokeshire’s beaches are some of the very best in the world, but litter remains a dangerous and unsightly problem. Beach cleans are a good way to protect and learn more about our natural environment and Saturday’s clean was a good example of many hands making light work.

“There have been positive steps by UK and Welsh Governments to reduce the volume of plastic pollution going into our waters, including a ban on microbeads, plastic straws and drink stirrers. But last weekend’s beach clean was a real eye opener and it is clear that more action is needed.

“My thanks to Keep Wales Tidy and EcoDewi for organising an excellent beach clean at one of Pembrokeshire’s hidden gem beaches. Anyone can volunteer for a beach clean and I look forward to taking part in another in the near future.”

Jeremy Wadia of EcoDewi said: “Community collaboration is key to fighting the current ecological and climate crisis, and it’s always great to see people coming together to clean our local beaches which benefits both our marine & land wildlife and of course residents and visitors. Seeing local and regional leaders out on the ground inspiring others to get involved is really important, so we are very grateful to Stephen for joining us at Porthlysgi.”

Mari Williams, Keep Wales Tidy Pembrokeshire officer said:

“It was a brilliant event and great to have so many people turn up to volunteer. We’re all responsible for the health of our oceans, that’s why clean-ups like this are so important and do make a real and lasting difference to our marine environment. Our campaign Autumn Clean Cymru was a chance for us to take a stand and declare that litter is not acceptable.”

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Man arrested at Penally Training Camp for arson and criminal damage

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A 29-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested on suspicion of arson and criminal damage at the Penally Training Camp.

Police and ambulances services attended the camp last night (Sept 30).

Police said that the man remains in police custody.

The Welsh Ambulance Service said: “We were called last night to reports of a patient needing medical attention at Penally Camp. We responded with one emergency ambulance and one person was transported to Withybush Hospital.”

It is unknown at this time is the man arrested was an asylum seeker or a local person.

He is the third person to be arrested in connection with the camp in recent days.

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Police probe into racist Facebook comments over Penally asylum seekers

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A NEIGHBOURING police force have confirmed that they are investigating grossly offensive comments on a Facebook group that suggest that asylum seekers staying at the MOD Training Camp in Penally should be gassed or shot.

Around 234 asylum seekers—Kurdish Iraqis and Kurdish Iranians—are set to be housed at the camp.

Many of the protesters are locals concerned about their communities after a lack of communication of the arrival of the asylum seekers by the home Office, but South Wales police believe that some of the protests outside the camp have been organised by far-right elements based in Swansea.

Two people have been arrested in connection with protests. One person released without charge, and another, – a well-known right leaning You Tube vlogger from outside the local area has been bailed on the condition he says out of the county.

Some of the shocking posts state: “Run the bastards over”… “Put a bullet in their heads if they can’t respect others” or “Tell your family to keep everything locked up, 250 new thieves, rapist and paedophiles are about to arrive in the area.”

Far-right activist Tommy Robinson has added his voice to the Penally Camp protest campaign. The founder of the English Defence League dubbed the prospect of the camp housing up to 250 asylum seekers as ‘sickening’, which has led to more interest in Penally online.
The Pembrokeshire Herald has engaged Facebook moderators after news articles, which now reach one million people online, were spammed with racist comments. 6,000 comments have already been checked, and hundreds deleted this newspaper can confirm.

A police spokesman said: “South Wales Police is looking into a number of inflammatory posts published on social media concerning the accommodation of asylum seekers at Penally in Pembrokeshire. Users of social media are requested to be mindful of the language used when publishing posts.”

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